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Asia Westbrook’s Mosaics Heighten The Level Of This Art Form. Announcing The Opening Of Her Studio In Port St. Lucie And Working As City Of Stuart’s Sidewalk Mosaic Program Coordinator

Asia Westbrook takes mosaics up a notch, as she opens Fractured Brilliance Mosaics here on the Treasure Coast of FL.  Adding to her already long list of  private collectors and public art collections in North Carolina and Florida, Asia is eager to share her enthusiasm for this art form!  She teaches individuals, groups, offers in-studio classes and will travel to you as well! The Rickie Report shares some details, sneak peeks, and will update everyone as she takes over the reins of the Public Art Mosaic Program in Stuart, FL

 

717.682.9180    asiabooth360@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Mosaic Artist Asia Westbrook

 

 

 

“Dragon Cup” 3D Mosaic by Asia Westbrook

 

 

 

 

Asia created her first mosaic in a studio art class in high school and was immediately hooked!  The project for the class involved cutting tile, but since it was hard to cut and there was a limited option of colors available Asia began to teach herself how to use stained glass. After her second glass mosaic, this art teacher gave Asia free rein to continue creating mosaics during class, and afterwards gave her the tools she would need to continue after the class ended. 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor Farm Commission: Asia and her colleague Diane Concepcion standing in front of one of the mosaic panels they created for the Ground Floor Farm

 

 

It remained an enjoyable hobby for her until she met Mosaic Studio owner Diane Concepcion, who took her under her wing and allowed her to nurture her talent by not just creating art but teaching others as well. Asia found true passion in teaching how to create mosaics, because she believed it was a healthy outlet for everyday stress, and it was a new fun skill that could be learned with practice.

 

 

 

 

Asia with her first pet portrait of her own cat, Anna. This helped Asia get a lot of pet portrait commissions.

 

 

 

 

Asia worked with Diane in her studio for about five years, and then the two became business partners for about a year, during which time Asia found another use for her love of animals and began to create pet portrait mosaics. 

 

 

 

 

This is the first dog pet portrait that Asia created, depicting Lil Beans, the mascot of the Bunkhouse Coffee Bar in Downtown Jensen Beach.

 

 

 

Asia moved to North Carolina, where she taught mosaic classes and worked on commissions for about three years before moving back to South Florida.

Now she has a small studio in her home where she works with students who are interested in one-on-one classes and studio hours.

 

 

 

 

 This work in progress is of a video game character from The Legend of Zelda : Majora’s Mask. The mask itself is very intricate, which made it challenging and fun to work on.

 

 

Besides her home studio, she works on private commissions, travels to do classes in gated communities and other venues.

 

 

Pendant Finishing Demo: All of the students gathering around Asia to watch a demonstration on how to glaze a finished pendant.

 

 

Some of Asia’s Favorite Subjects:

Not a Transformer: Asia’s favorite type of art to create is video game art. This is a picture of Samus from the game series Metroid.
Smalti Peacock: This piece was made with a combination of Italian Smalti and stained glass. Smalti are glass blocks that provide a 3D effect to mosaic pieces.
Zelda Pendant: Asia likes to work with small pieces, and so creates a lot of pendants. This is Zelda, a character from the game series Legend of Zelda.

 

 

 

 

Watch for upcoming news about how to be part of  Stuart’s Sidewalk Mosaic Program!  

(Open to residents outside of Martin County)

 

 

717.682.9180    asiabooth360@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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